Waiting on Wednesday: Perfect Escape

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Jill from Breaking the Spine, and specifically spotlights upcoming novels we can't wait to read. As always, there are some amazing upcoming books, but this week I'm particularly excited for...

Title: Perfect Escape
Author: Jennifer Brown
Publisher: Little, Brown BYR
Publish Date: July 10, 2012
Genre: YA, Contemporary
Pages: 352
Kendra has always felt overshadowed by her older brother, Grayson, whose OCD forces him to live a life of carefully coordinated routines. The only way Kendra can stand out next to Grayson is to be perfect, and she has perfection down to an art -- until a cheating scandal threatens her flawless reputation.

Behind the wheel of her car, with Grayson asleep beside her, Kendra decides to drive away from it all -- with enough distance, maybe she'll be able to figure everything out. But eventually, Kendra must stop running and come to terms with herself, her brother, and her past.
I've read a few of Jennifer Brown's books now, and she never ceases to amaze me. While I'll admit that I've started to have a bit of a soft spot for contemporary fiction, I'm still rather picky, and issue books are usually the way to go. I like some depth - more than the everyday romance and "boy meets girl" story. Because of that, I think that Perfect Escape might just be an awesome fit for me. It sounds like yet another deep, meaningful story in which I can become invested in the characters, so I can't wait! What do you think, and what are you waiting on this week?


  1. Ahhhh yes!!! I love me some Jennifer Brown and I'm really looking forward to this one :) 

    Anna @ Literary Exploration

  2. I've been meaning to read Brown's books. They all sound great.

  3. I just LOVE Jennifer Brown. I've only read HATE LIST but I'm convinced that she's awesome. This sounds like a great read as well. 

    -La Toya (La Toya, Literally.)

  4. I haven't read any Jennifer Brown which is crazy to me because all of her books have been on my wishlist for ages!! Maybe one of these days... 

  5. That cover makes me want to go on a road trip. :) Sounds like a great book!

  6. This definitely sounds like it brings something new and different to the contemp genre.  I'm very picky about the contemp I read, too---end up not liking a lot of it. This definitely sounds good, though!

  7. I can't believe I still haven't read a Jennifer Brown book. O_O This sounds fabulous though, I love road trip books! Thanks for sharing!

  8. Haven't heard of this one. Hope you love it once you read it!

    Here's my WoW

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

  9. Wow, this sounds haunting. I like it. So much going on here.

  10. Great pick, Melissa! I picked this one up at ALA because everyone was excited for it. I'll definitely be reading it!

  11. Great pick! I have not heard of it but I will add it to my tbr pile :)

  12. Sounds like this could be a really emotional book! Not sure if it would be my type of read but I'll keep a look out for it.

  13. i'm much like you with contemps, and i've heard of Jennifer Brown although i've never read any of her books. they're on my radar though, because they seem to be quite "meaty." 


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